Entries Tagged as 'Living Room'

Didn’t Get the Memo

April 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment

It is highly recommended that you straighten up your house before selling.  And remove visual distractions, like Spider-Man blankets.

Spider-Man blanket used as window drape curtain cluttered bedroom poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Repeat…no visual distractions, like Arizona Cardinals football blankets.  Or a bra on the bed.  Or wolf bedspreads.

Cardinals football blanket used as window drape curtain cluttered bedroom wolf bedspread bra poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Please turn off the TV, clean the ceiling fan blades, and unknot the curtains.  Yes, we see you, Mr. Socks, sitting on the bed.

knotted window curtains drapes TV is on cluttered bedroom poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Please remove kisses and frosting on the windows.  And maybe remove the mirrors from around the bathtub.

bathroom bathtub with mirrors around it frosted windows kiss Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please remove the vacuum, the shelves (with full encyclopedia set) blocking the window, the blanket blocking the other window.  And the bicycle, the wind chime, and the dream catchers.

cluttered living room The Last Supper blanket used as window curtain drape bicycle dream catchers Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please turn off the TV.

cluttered family room TV is on Arizona Cardinals poster Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please remove the dogs.

cluttered family room Cardinals poster two dogs pets on couch sofa Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Please remove the hangers and the flyswatter.  And unknot the curtains.

cluttered kitchen flyswatter hangers knotted curtains drapes Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Just one lifetime won’t be enough time for us.

just one lifetime won't be enough time for us faux painted wall vinyl flooring coming up dining room Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Pets · Dining Room · Glendale, AZ Homes · Bedspread

Philly Fixer

April 5th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Welcome to your new home!

water damage neglected dilapidated living room fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

The pride of Philadelphia.  Complete with fly strips.

neglected dilapidated living room fly strips staircase fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Chef’s kitchen.

neglected dilapidated kitchen peel-n-stick tile floor fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Another claw foot bathtub enclosed with plywood.

neglected dilapidated bathroom claw foot bathtub enclosed in plywood box fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Calgon, take me away.  From here.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Water Damage · Other US Cities

DJ, Spin That Record

April 4th, 2015 · No Comments

DJ equipment blocking the view of the fireplace.  Just like a record needle, buyers might skip this house.

DJ equipment turntables mixer speakers basketball family photos blocking the view of the fireplace cluttered Chandler Arizona home house

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Fireplace · Family Photos · Chandler, AZ Homes

Short On Staging

March 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Another quality short sale!

dirty cabinet doors cluttered kitchen fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

The owners are hoping the bank will let them sell it for less than what they owe.

cluttered messy chaotic bedroom bedspread fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Therefore, you would think the sellers would present their home in the best possible way.

cluttered messy chaotic bedroom bedspread fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

After all, they are asking a huge favor from their bank.

cluttered messy chaotic bedroom bedspread fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Has little Susie been eating the wallpaper again?

little girl eating ugly wallpaper dirty couch sofa living room fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

The nicest room in the house.

cluttered family room wood paneling fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Dirty bathroom.  Why would the bank be motivated to forgive their debt?

dirty bathroom walls fixer-upper neglected short sale Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos · Bedspread

Before & After Home Staging

March 7th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Before Living Room.  This Sun City, Arizona home sold as a short sale for $74,000 with furniture and clutter.

before after real estate photos pictures home staging clutter to clean living room Sun City Arizona house for sale

After Living Room.  Once cleared out and freshened up with modest updating, the house sold for $120,000.

before after real estate photos pictures home staging clutter to clean living room Sun City Arizona house for sale

Before Kitchen.  Nice cabinets but the clutter was a turn-off.

before after real estate photos pictures home staging clutter to clean kitchen Sun City Arizona house for sale

After Kitchen.  Big difference and low cost to do so.

before after real estate photos pictures home staging clutter to clean kitchen Sun City Arizona house for sale

Before Kitchen.

before after real estate photos pictures home staging clutter to clean kitchen Sun City Arizona house for sale

After Kitchen.  Aside from a new pantry door, window blinds, and a few other items, what did the new owner do?  And by simply tidying up the house, could the original owner have sold it for $46,000 more?  The new owner reaped all the rewards.

before after real estate photos pictures home staging clutter to clean kitchen Sun City Arizona house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Before & After

Golden Girls

March 5th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Blanche

1980s pastel colors décor sofa couch window covering drapes curtains Golden Girls Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Rose

1980s pastel colors décor sofa couch window covering drapes curtains Golden Girls Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Dorothy

1980s pastel colors décor sofa couch window covering drapes curtains Golden Girls Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Sophia

1980s pastel colors décor matching bedspread window covering drapes curtains Golden Girls Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Other Arizona Cities · Bedspread

His & Hers Toilets

February 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Stan & Ethel loved to hold hands and stare out their front window while taking their morning constitutional.  Ethel was known for making very strong coffee.

two toilets sitting in middle of living room floor coffee maker junk garbage poorly patched walls Youngtown Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Living Room · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper

Before & After Renovation Photos

February 7th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Before Bathroom.  An investor bought the house for $83,500.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Bathroom.  After renovation, he/she sold it for $160,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Other Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Other Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures living room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures living room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Bedroom.  You’ll notice the air vent/register is missing above the door.  The renovations included new air ducts, and the registers are now in the ceiling.  See the After Living Room photo above.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Other Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Other Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures front exterior curb appeal Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures front exterior curb appeal Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Short & Not Sweet

January 27th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Short sale in Gilbert, Arizona.  Notice how the carpet was originally pink in color (where the bed used to be).  And notice the carpet torn up.  And the window “drapes.”

bed sheets used as window curtains drapes bedroom carpet soiled dirty ruined torn short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Dirty walls, cluttered bedroom, camouflage curtain.

camouflage blanket as window curtain drapes dirty walls cluttered bedroom short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Blankets used as curtains in the kitchen.

three blankets hung used as window curtains drapes cluttered kitchen short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Another cluttered bedroom.  One dirty pillow.

dirty pillow cluttered bedroom short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Something is blocking the window.  Box of Trix cereal in this bedroom.  Frosted Flakes in another.

window blocked box of Trix cereal cluttered bedroom short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Video games!

TV video games cluttered living room short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Where’s the fireplace?

TV video games cluttered fireplace blocked covered up living room short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Window Coverings · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Gilbert, AZ Homes

11 Months ‘Til Christmas!

January 25th, 2015 · 15 Comments

Our reader Fran found this delightful luxury home in Elk Grove, California.  Won’t you take a tour with us?  [click on the photos for full effect]

Let’s start in the bedroom.  Here we see an explosion of color and fabric.  And knotted curtains!!!

colorful tacky window drapes curtains pouf valances on bedframe too bedroom knotted fabric Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Lots of Christmas decorations lift the spirit of the family room.

too many Christmas decorations living room cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Giant wreath in the living room.

too many Christmas decorations living room cluttered look wreath staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Christmas decorations in the bathroom.

too many Christmas decorations bathroom cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Visual clutter in this room.

too many Christmas decorations cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

At least the kitchen counters are cleared off.

too many Christmas decorations kitchen cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

Christmas overload.

too many Christmas decorations kitchen cluttered look staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

The Presidential Suite!

Presidential suite president seal on carpet bedroom staging Elk Grove California home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Bedspread